Friday, February 8, 2013

Big-Girl Beds and Other Milestones

It was time.  Mostly because Piper is starting to want to sit upright, and because she can almost roll all the way over from her back to her belly.  Beginning to be mobile made me think it won't be long before the sleeper she uses won't be safe to leave her in overnight.

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That means she needs the crib, which means Harper gets bumped into a big-girl bed.  So Grandpa went with us to pick out her mattresses and frame (we needed his pick up truck to get them home) and we set them up.

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It was a Sunday and Rob and I both had to work the next day, so the plan was to just set them up and not push our luck that night, but Harper was adamant.  She wanted to sleep in her bed.

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She was pretty excited!

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She wanted her sister to snuggle in her bed with her, so we obliged.

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Most of the time I don't see much resemblance between the girls, but every once in a while they look like sisters.

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I love these next two pictures.  I imagine they're a sneak peak into the future - snuggled together in one of their beds, chatting away, sharing secrets.  I love it!

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And I am thrilled to report that she did great!  She needed a little bit of Daddy's help that night to get to sleep, and he gave up a little bit of Super Bowl Sunday to help her.

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Not only did she make it through the night okay, but so did Piper.   I was a little worried about her staying asleep flat on her back all night after becoming accustomed to the sleeper she was in, which had a bit of a recline to it.  In any case, they have both had a very easy transition and a wonderful week.

But that's not all!  That very same day I was in the basement starting the laundry,  Harper's outside toys are down there (in for the winter) so she plays with them in the basement whenever we are down there.  She walked over to her tricycle, sat down and pedaled her bike right across the floor!  It was as if it all suddenly came together in her mind and she could just do it!  We were so excited for her and she was definitely proud of herself.

January 17, 2013

 January 17, 2013

And that same day at the grocery store she decided she wanted "dinosaurs" - which are the dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets.  Generally I would prefer she eat organic, hormone-free chicken breast, but I decided in that moment that if she wanted to try meat at all, I wasn't going to get in her way.  (She has completely refused any meat up until this point.)  And that night she ate 2 dinosaur chicken nuggets (which we are referring to as just "dinosaurs", as we figured that the mere mention of chicken would cause her to refuse them and say "I no like it")  Later that week she asked for them again and ate two more.  She has since learned that she doesn't like ketchup or honey mustard on them.  They go down plain, but at least they are going down!!  She's no longer a vegetarian-by-birth Evie, sorry!

AND!!!  On Tuesday night sweet Piper decided to bless our evening meal with her first case of the giggles! Oh my heavens that was the most precious sound.  And totally unsolicited.  I had been trying to tickle her earlier in the day, but she finally laughed that night just when I smiled at her.  It was so wonderful!

January 17, 2013
 January 17, 2013

And Harper has started singing.  Sometimes she just talks to herself in a sing-song; making up the words and the tune as she goes -and sometimes she tries to remember an actual song.  She likes "Tinkle Stah" and "Bye Bye Oh Baby".

We've had a great week, a really great week!



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